Whether you’re designing a commercial space, or helping to plan a residential makeover, you want your space to be as unique as your client. But with so many different design options and features available, knowing where to start can be really overwhelming. From the floor to the ceiling, you can add your own touch to everything and of course, you want it to stand out from the crowd and make an impact on everyone who sees it.
To make the process easier, we’ve come up with some top tips to help you set your next project apart.
Start with the Floor
One of the first decisions you make when designing a space, is the floor. LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) is one of the most versatile options on the market; suitable for the majority of spaces and offering a wide range of benefits, such as underfoot comfort, ease of cleaning and maintaining and of course a wealth of design options.
For a truly stand out space, try mixing different colours and plank styles to create sectioned or ‘zoned areas’, allowing it to be more multi-functional. This works well in a residential space – for example in sectioning a living and dining space and in commercial projects, where you may be looking to guide a customer through a space with walkways.
Layout is Crucial
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In office spaces particularly, layout can have a key effect on the overall performance and morale of a team. Facing desks inwards in a ‘pod’ style fashion can increase communication and collaboration between a team, however it can also lead to distraction. In workplace projects, think about what you want to get out of your staff, then use your layout to achieve it.
Ensure doors and windows are as unobstructed as possible when designing an office space; studies show that workplaces with good levels of natural light have up to a 40% increase in productivity and sales. And since most people’s ‘happy places’ are outdoors, bringing the outside in by encouraging plenty of fresh air and natural light is a simple way to improve the mood within a space.
An easy way to make your space stand out is to inject colour. Swap boring furniture for bright, quirky pieces, include a feature wall, or simply look at incorporating bright soft furnishings, such as cushions and blinds, to see an instantly more interesting space.
Adding in pops of colour will help to improve productivity and concentration, as well as bringing character to a space. Some colours, such as yellow and orange, are known to have a positive effect on people, causing them to feel happier and more productive.
The little touches really help to elevate a space to the next level, making it look more polished. Things such as printed quotes on the walls, quirky ornaments or interesting light fittings, really help to make people feel at home within their environment, in both commercial and residential projects. You have free reign here to make the touches as subtle, or as extravagant as you like, so take the needs of the end user into account and create a space that truly inspires.
Tags: commercial flooring, Workspace, LVT, Luxury Vinyl Tile
This post was written by Distinctive